ActiveRain-Welcome to Our International Writing Group!
This is like a giant mastermind class, that gathers every single day, 24-7 (usually) and offers each of us a chance to learn, teach, experiment, empathize, and it even allows for some free group therapy or a bit of anger management classes thrown in!
There are many opportunities to write--about anything you would like to--because it's a "real estate" social network but so much more!
If you are a bit less than confident about your writing skills, start simple. Do it every day if you can, because with practice, as with any "exercise" or discipline, you will get better at it!
One of the best things about ActiveRain is that you can learn from other "writers" in this realm. There are some really fantastic people to read and whether you are looking for great blogging information (fodder for future posts) or simply want a much-needed laugh "respite" from your work-a-day world, there are plenty to choose from.
I am drawn to different "authors" for different reasons. If I want to read a good story, I'll pick one blogger over another, because I can count on them to take me somewhere I'd rather be for the moment. Other times, I want PICTURES. Then, there are those who constantly deliver great lessons or how-tos in marketing, or bolstering your online presence.
Let me suggest some:
Dick Greenberg--he will depart from his market reports and deliver humorous jabs at society at large, or will take us down a path of some delightful journey he's been on, most recently The Amazon. (Great pictures, too).
Kathy Streib--she always gives us food for thought, shares others' posts that have given her an "Aha" moment weekly (on Sundays) and very often supports others in this social network. You will get to know many ActiveRain members because of her posts. She has terrific pictures of Florida, too when you need to go somewhere sunny IMMEDIATELY!
Marte Cliff--if you aren't good at grammar or misspelling words or or or....Marte can really help you with the ABCs of writing! She is a fountain of online info!
Roger D. Mucci-from his mother Mickey (who always teaches us good lessons on how to really LIVE) to his work, he bares his soul regularly, sometimes with humor, sometimes because he needs to let off steam.
Patricia Feager-one of THE best writers on ActiveRain! Thought provoking, sometimes her posts are like reading an excerpt from a great novel.
Debb Janes-she is known for her videos and how to really use those in your marketing, but she writes beautifully with every post she does.
Nicole Doty-a "new kid on the block", I've been really impressed with her writing style!
Some teachers (I kept it simple, but they do so much more):
Debbie Reynolds--real estate and ActiveRain contests!
Margaret Rome-how to use a radio show for marketing real estate
Ron &Alexandra Seigel-luxury branding
Dorie Dillard-localism posts
Joe Petrowsky-"How to tell a story about mortgage loans" (and always make it interesting! He loves quotation marks)
Debbie Gartner-how to work your online presence to get maximum benefit
Jay Markanich-inspections with humor, photos and a learning curve for most of us!
There are MANY great "authors" in ActiveRain, too many to mention, but if you have favorites, share them--we can always learn something from each other!